Collection

Plains Indian Museum

Medium

tanned elk hide

Location

Not currently on display

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Accession Number: NA.204.4

Date : ca. 1890

Dimensions: L: 54 in, width: 54 in

Credit Line: Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mary J. and James R. Jundt

Remarks: Dress and Adornment, Religious Attire. Ghost Dance dress made of hand-tanned elk hide, yoke style, painted with pigments (light blue, green blue and red). Fringe on arms, down sides and around bottom. Fringe on body of dress with plumes and ermine attached, hide hair left on leg ends. Painted designs include cross-shaped stars, crescents, circles, birds (ravens and magpies), corn and sage stems, blue and green bars on calf area of dress.

Synopsis: Ghost Dance dress- Oklahoma- Southern Arapaho- pigment- feathers- tanned elk hide- circles- birds- stars- corn- sage stems- crescents- Dress and Adornment, Religious Attire. Ghost Dance dress made of hand-tanned elk hide, yoke style, painted with pigments (light blue, green blue and red). Fringe on arms, down sides and around bottom. Fringe on body of dress with plumes and ermine attached, hide hair left on leg ends. Painted designs include cross-shaped stars, crescents, circles, birds (ravens and magpies), corn and sage stems, blue and green bars on calf area of dress.

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